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Theresa Talbot is a BBC Radio Scotland presenter, best known as the voice of Traffic & Travel and as the former presenter of The Beechgrove Potting Shed.
Born at a very young age in Glasgow, the locals quickly took her under their wing so she decided to stay. Theresa studied Economic History at Glasgow University where she gained an Honours degree, and tried numerous careers (including Library Assistant, Medical Rep and Pepsi Challenge Girl) before an eavesdropped conversation on the 66 bus led her into a career on radio.
Theresa’s broadcasting career has been varied – she was a freelance comedy writer for BBC Radio Scotland, produced music documentaries for both Radio Scotland and Radio 2 and even sang for Children In Need (for which she offers her sincere apologies.)
A natural born story teller, Theresa appeared at the Tidelines Festival before her first book was even published!
Her hobbies include gardening, yoga, making soup and playing around with different font settings. She also rescues chickens and makes very good soup. The two are in no way connected!
About Theresa’s work…
The Lost Children is a dark crime novel based on the real-life events surrounding the closure of Glasgow’s Magdalene Institution. It’s the first in a three-part trilogy featuring investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil. Oonagh is in no way based on Theresa as Oonagh drinks and has nice hair.
Theresa’s new career as an author has attracted the attention of the press, with features in The Sun, The Daily Record, and The Irish Times among others…. She was also a guest on Radio Scotland’s ‘Off The Ball’; Scotland’s most petty and ill-informed football programme, where presenters Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove more than met their match!
Glasgow Crime Writer Denise Mina described The Lost Children as ‘A brilliant debut by a writer who spins an unputdownable tale.’
Keep Her Silent by Theresa Talbot
A totally gripping thriller with a twist you won’t see coming (Oonagh O’Neil Book 2)
Oonagh O’Neil is back with another dark and chilling investigation.
‘Do that which is good and no evil shall touch you.’
This is the message the so-called Raphael killer leaves on each of his victims. A clue – and a reminder – that three decades later they’re still at large.
When investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil is given a tip-off about one of the biggest tragedies to hit the NHS, the tainted blood scandal, she can’t help but spot that the two seemingly different events could be linked.
People were dying at the hands of those who were meant to save them and with a scandal this huge, those responsible will stop at nothing to keep it quiet…
Could Oonagh be the key to piecing together the web of lies in order to catch the killer?
Authentic and gritty, Keep Her Silent is a gripping and page-turning thriller that will leave you breathless. Perfect for fans of Susie Steiner, and Karin Slaughter, Patricia Gibney.
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The Lost Children by Theresa Talbot
First in a gripping new thriller series featuring investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil. Perfect for fans of Susie Steiner, Patricia Gibney and Broadchurch.
Investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil’s instincts tell her when a story is worth pursuing. And the death of an elderly priest on the altar of his Glasgow church, just as she is about to expose the shocking truth behind the closure of an infamous Magdalene Institution, tells her a sinister cover up is in play.
DI Alec Davies is appointed to investigate the priest’s death. He and Oonagh go way back. But now they’re united in uncovering not only what happened to the lost babies secretly born in the Institution, but what happened to the young women that survived by vowing loyalty to one another… forever.
The doors of the Magdalene laundries hid the most harrowing secrets from the world – secrets Oonagh is determined to reveal, whatever the price…
‘The Lost Children is Theresa’s debut crime novel.
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